A Holistic Approach to Inflow and Infiltration

Columbus goes against the grain and includes residential lateral lining to reduce I&I and fulfill consent decrees

A Holistic Approach to Inflow and Infiltration

Matt Wagner, Bryant Bailey and Dan Bokrors (from left) of BLD Services prepare to line a junction of a residential sewer lateral for the Columbus Department of Public Utilities, part of a program to address inflow and infiltration from private properties. 

Photography by James DeCamp

The story’s familiar: The EPA issues consent decrees to a municipality for sanitary and combined sewer overflows, forcing rehabilitation of existing underground infrastructure to protect the public and environment from raw sewage spills. The city of Columbus, Ohio, is no...

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